Nov 3, 2012 8:00am PDT
proposition 30. it's a tax measure that governor brown is pushing that will help california schools. nannette miranda has both sides. >> reporter: all the talk about proposition 30, governor brown's tax measure centers around public school funding bus these local representatives are worried about the other part of prop 30, a constitutional amendment that guarantees state funding for realignment. prison inmate shift where counties must house thousands of low level inmates that used to go to state prison. if it fails tuesday, counties are asking how are they able to afford this expense. >> if the money goes away it's going to have a dramatic impact on the way we do business. >> lawmakers have a history of taking money from one program to pay for another. constitutional protection means politicians cannot touch the money at all unless it goes back to the voters. >> the next two budget years already show counties will get more than six billion dollars in each of those years to take on the new inmates. >> the funding streams will still continue if proposition 30 is not approved. >> f it'
Oct 27, 2012 8:00am PDT
, proposition 30. governor brown's tax measure. he hopes it will win approval for prop 32. venture capitalist has spent $29 million of his own money for green energy project spelled out in his proposition 39. mercury insurance founder george joseph has pumped $16 million into prop 33 which changes how car insurance rates are calculated. u.s. supreme court says it's okay to give unlimited amounts of money to ballot measures. >> i think it's telling voters that the initiative process isn't for everyone. when you see wealthy people putting in giants sums of money, it's unprecedented. >> we work for charles muncer. >> common cause took a lot of money from charles munger because it couldn't get government reform through the legislature. the group says someone has to pay for all those ads. >> to qualify a ballot measure takes time and energy and money. to gather the signatures needed and required by the constitution. >> money doesn't always win. voter foundational says they only approve of third nistsd because it's harder to convince people to vote yes. >> you can buy your way on the ballot but you